• Car parts strike drags on

    August 28, 2007 0 comment

    THE damaging strike at car parts supplier, Venture Industries, which is costing Ford millions of dollars a day in lost production, looks set to continue following yesterday’s Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) meeting.

  • Choosing the right earmuffs

    August 27, 2007 11 comments

    Today’s earmuffs provide far more than just hearing protection. Benice Deal and Patricia Calaby report for Safety First.

  • Are risk managers adequately prepared?

    August 27, 2007 0 comment

    THE irony about risk management and response is that it demands such a comprehensive level of attention that the slightest oversight can put an entire emergency response system at risk. Val Pavlovic reports.

  • Getting cleaner workplace air

    August 25, 2007 0 comment

    Government regulations, employee health and safety, and productivity are vital considerations when deciding what type of dust collection technology will help you get cleaner, in-plant air.

  • Manufacturing centre opens

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (MTUDDA) has officially opened its new manufacturing centre.

  • Tragedy stalks Victorian workplaces

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    WORKSAFE has appealed to Victorian employers and workers to go back to basics and review work practices, equipment guarding, training and maintenance to maximise safe workplaces.

  • New faces at safety show

    August 24, 2007 11 comments

    Around 30% cent of The Safety Show Sydney’s exhibitors will be new and there will be other fresh attractions when NSW’s largest workplace safety event returns from October 24th to 26th this year.

  • Predicting the perils of automation

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    A MAJOR retail outlet currently offers a very cute robot manikin labelled “RoboSapiens –A fusion of technology and personality” with a $244.00 price tag. The reality in the manufacturing world is vastly different.

  • Constant supervision is sometimes warranted

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    Kelly Godfrey* warns that employers can be held responsible for the actions of employees who disobey their OH&S instructions.

  • Tow tractors can take the load – safely

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    Richard McKay* argues that tow tractors can improve safety without relying on training.

  • Understanding height access systems

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    Di Beauchamp outlines the steps necessary to protect staff working at height.

  • Some manufacturers misleading consumers

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    GOOD Environmental Choice – Australia GECA) has warned manufacturers not to make unsubstantiated claims about their compliance or otherwise to GECA standards without having undergone a thorough independent assessment.

  • Alliance brings benefits for manufacturers

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    GE Fanuc Automation, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, announced yesterday that it and Solution Provider Wipro Technologies, the global IT services business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) will work together globally to provide the Automotive industry with solutions in the Production Management area.

  • ASCC meets in Canberra to review national OH&S standards

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    THE AUSTRALIAN Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) met in the National Capital yesterday to disucss key issues concerning the safety and wellbeing of employees at work.

  • Interest rates may slow industrial owner occupier demand

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    THE RECENT interest rate rise may begin to put price ceilings on owner occupiers in the industrial sales market, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s National head of industrial, Jeff Pond, though the market remains buoyant overall.

  • Business Expenditure on R&D soars

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    Business Expenditure on Research and Development (BERD) rose to a record $10.1 billion in 2005-06, the seventh successive year-on-year rise, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced yesterday.

  • Images from the 2007 Endeavour Awards

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    THIS year’s Endeavour Awards were a great success and once again demonstrated that manufacturing in Australia is alive and well.
    Below are a selection of images from the 2007 awards ceremony, which was held on August 2, at Doltone House, Sydney.

  • CalAir wins innovative industrial product of the year

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    THE 2007 Endeavour Award’s Australian Product of the Year – Industrial, was awarded to CalAir Pipe Systems at a gala function held in Sydney on August 2, with Kanga Loaders and Speedshield highly commended.

  • Production Parts linking with the rest of the world

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    AT the 2007 Endeavour Award’s ceremony held in Sydney earlier this month, the first winner of the newly established Global Integration Award was announced, with Production Parts awarded top honours and global packaging company tna, highly commended.

  • Young manufacturers strive for excellence

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    AT this year’s Endeavour Awards, Tate McFarlane from Bomac Engineering took out 2007 Young Manufacturer of the Year, with Prue Morgan from Gippsland Aeronautics and Christopher Rowbottom of Andromeda Industries awarded Highly Commended.